Explore exciting stories from the past and learn about the people, environment and traditions of the Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
Explore the historic city of Inverness with a visit to Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Situated right in the historic centre of the city at the foot of the Castle hill, the museum is a treasure trove of artifacts relating to the history of Highland Scotland.
Inverness' first museum was opened in 1826, since then the museum has undergone a number of transformations, most recently in 2006, when the building was extensively refurbished with a range of new displays and visitor facilities.
The exhibitions begin on the ground floor with geology and natural history as well as the rich archaeological heritage of the Highlands. Continue upstairs to discover the more recent history of the Highlands. Here you will find Jacobite memorabilia, Inverness silverware, authentic Highland weapons and bagpipes. The museum offers a great deal more than just exhibitions and displays, with a programme of lunchtime talks, recitals as well as activities for children and adults.
The art gallery hosts an exciting programme of local fine art and craft exhibitions, with a variety of changing featured artists.
The Cuach Coffee Shop is the perfect place to stop off for a spot of lunch or coffee and a cake.